Previous Rounds

Click on lecture titles below to review our recorded UBC Respiratory Seminar Series presentations.

 

2016-2017 Series

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 15, 2016

Moving towards personalized COPD care: Quantifying the individualized pattern of lung function decline and exacerbation’sPresented by Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia and Zafar Zafari, PhD Candidate, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 22, 2016

Peter Pare Lecture:  Asthma is COPD and COPD is Asthma

Presented by Dr. Greg King (University of Sydney)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 29, 2016

The effects of little cigars and e-cigarettes on respiratory epithelia

Presented by Dr. Robert Tarran (University of Newcastle)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series October 6, 2016

How Four Gut Bacteria Decrease Asthma Risk in Infants

Presented by Dr. Stuart Turvey

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series October 20, 2016
From GWAS to mechanism: Using Multiple Sources of Gene Regulatory Information to Understand the Functional Mechanisms of Disease-Associated Genetic Variants
Presented by Dr. Peter Castaldi (Harvard University)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series October 27, 2016
Cardiac and Pulmonary Vascular Considerations in Lung Transplantation
Presented by Dr. Justin Weinkauf (University of Alberta)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series November 3, 2016
Characterizing genetic influences on epigenomes and transcriptomes in human cells
Presented by Dr. Tomi Markku Pastinen (University of McGill)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series November 17, 2016
Innate lymphoid cells and allergic lung inflammation
Presented by Dr. Fumio Takei

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series December 1, 2016
The HIV Airway Microbiome
Presented by Dr. Janice Leung

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series December 8, 2016
Role of Innate Lymphoid cells and RORa in immunity and fibrotic disease
Presented by Dr. Kelly McNagny

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series January 19, 2017
Sleep Apnea in Metabolic Disorders: Who Should We Treat?
Presented by Dr. Sushmita Pamidi (McGill University)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series February 2, 2017
Pattern and outcomes associated with inappropriate use of short-acting beta-agonists in asthma
Presented by Dr. Hamid Tavakoli and Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series February 9, 2017
Longitudinal studies of disease progression, health-care costs and health-related quality of life in patients with asthma
Presented by Dr. Wenjia Chen

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series February 16, 2017
Sleep Apnea and Pregnancy
Presented by Dr. Najib Ayas

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series February 23,  2017
Biologics in asthma: lessons learned from Rheumatology
Presented by Dr. Mark FitzGerald

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series March 2,  2017
O’Mick’s Guide to Molecular Biosignatures and Biomaker Development in Allergic Asthma and Rhinitis
Presented by Drs Scott Tebbutt and Amrit Singh

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series March 9,  2017
Educating patients and healthcare providers on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Navigating a sea of misinformation
Presented by Dr. Chris Ryerson

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series March 23,  2017
(Prote)omics and Personalized Health. . . Promises and Pitfalls in the Context of Air Pollution
Presented by Dr. Chris Carlsten

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series March 30,  2017
Peptide Immunotherapy chronic inflammatory diseases
Presented by Dr. Mark Larche (McMaster University)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series April 6,  2017
Revenge of the Iron Lung
Presented by Dr.Steve Reynolds 

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series April 13,  2017
Chemoreceptor Role in Sleep Apnea Pathogenesis /Treatment: Loop Gain and all That
Presented by DrJerome Dempsey from University of Wisconsin- Madison

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series April 20,  2017
Misdiagnoses, Remissions and Cessation of Therapy in Adult Asthma
Presented by Dr. Shawn Aaron from thUniversity of Ottawa

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 4,  2017
Text messaging in asthma: results from a feasibility study and proposed RCT
Presented by Dr. Mark Fitzgerald and Dr. Iraj Poureslami from UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 11,  2017
Immune and Tumor Cell Interactions in Lung Cancer Development
Presented by DrWill Lockwood

 

 

2015-2016 Series

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 10, 2015

Mild COPD: What Spirometry Conceals!

Presented by Dr. Denis O’Donnell, Professor, Medicine, Queen’s University

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 17, 2015

Peter Paré Lecture

Airway Remodeling in Asthma.

Presented by Dr. Alan James, Clinical Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 1, 2015

The Implications of Oxidative Stress in Sleep Apnea.

Presented by Dr. Lena Lavie, Lloyd Rigler Sleep Apnea Research Laboratory, Haifa, Israel

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 8, 2015

Re-purposing Existing Blood Test as “Novel” Biomarker of COPD.

Presented by Dr. Don Sin, Professor, Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia and Roy Chen

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 15, 2015

Septic Shock & Health Outcomes: It’s All About the Location!

Presented by Dr. Peter Dodek, Professor, Critical Care Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 22, 2015

Pulmonary Rehabilitations for Conditions Other than COPD.

Presented by Dr. Annemarie Lee, Respiratory Medicine, University of Toronto

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 29, 2015

CF Pulmonary exacerbation update and results of a recent efficacy study in home monitoring (the early intervention in CF Exacerbation Study (eICE Study)]

Presented by Dr. Christopher Goss, Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Washington

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 5, 2015

New Approaches to Treating Infections in the Antibiotic Resistance Era.

Presented by Dr. Robert Hancock, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 12, 2015

Blood Protein Biomarkers to Enable Precision Care in Cystic Fibrosis.

Presented by Dr. Bradley Quon, Assistant Professor, Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 19, 2015

What Does Non-smoking COPD Look LIke? New Data from CanCOLD Study.

Presented by Dr. Wan Tan, Clinical Associate Professor, Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 26, 2015

Running with Interstitial Lung Disease: Exercise in ILD.

Presented by Dr. Chris Ryerson, Assistant Professor, Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Dec 3, 2015

New Observations in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: What Do We Really See.

Presented by Dr. Jim Hogg, Emeritus Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Dec 10, 2015

How Integrative Genomics Will Solve COPD.

Presented by Dr. Maen Obediat, Postdoctoral Fellow and Dr. Peter Pare, Emeritus Professor, Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 7, 2016

Lung Transplantation: Who Will Benefit?

Presented by Dr. Lianne Singer, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 14, 2016

COPD, Heart Failure, and Unanswered Questions.

Presented by Dr. Nat Hawkins, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 21, 2016

Optimizing Treatment for Uncontrolled Asthma; Thermoplasty versus Biologics: results from a Cost Effectiveness Study.

Presented by Dr. Mark FitzGerald, Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia and Zafar Zafari, PhD Candidate, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 28, 2016

Sleep and COPD: Why Should I Prescribe A “Good Night Sleep” For My COPD Patients?

Presented by Dr. Rachel Jen, Research Fellow, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 4, 2016

TBA.

Presented by Dr. David Berlowitz, Research Physiotherapist, Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health, Melbourne, and Rachel Schembri, Post-doctoral research fellow, Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health, Melbourne

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 18, 2016

Sleep Apnea And Cerebrovascular Disease.

Presented by Dr. Ying Zhao, Research Fellow, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 25, 2016

Acetylcholine Beyond Bronchoconstriction: Muscarinic and Nicotinic Regulation of Pulmonary Inflammation and Remodelling.

Presented by Dr. Reinoud Gosens, Associate Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 3, 2016

Mechanical Ventilatory Response To Exercise In Health Aging; Do sex Differences Matter?

Presented by Dr. Yannick Molga-Seon, PhD Student, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 10, 2016

Obstructive Sleep and Long Term A Diverse Outcomes: A Decade-Spanning Analysis Bases on Clinical and Provincial Health Administrator Data.

Presented by Dr. Tetyana Kendzerska, Research Fellow, Institute for Clinical Innovative Sciences, University of Toronto

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 17, 2016

Interferon Gamma Release Assay Screening For Tuberculosis in BC.

Presented by Dr. James Johnston, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 24, 2016

Piwi-interacting RNAs: New Players in Lung Cancer biology.

Presented by Dr. Wan Lam, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia and Dr. Victor Martinez, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 31, 2016

Air Pollution and Airway Immunity: An Update.

Presented by Dr. Chris Carlsten, Associate Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Apr 7, 2016

Revisiting Heart-Lung Interaction in a Model of COPD – The Role of Series vs. Direct Ventricular Interaction.

Presented by Dr. Neal Eaves, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Apr 21, 2016

Fast and Furious: The Changing Face of the Economic Burden of Asthma and COPD.

Presented by Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series April 28, 2016

Cardiopulmonary responses to spinal cord injury

Presented by Dr. Christopher West

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 6, 2016

Home Mechanical Ventilation: How Cross-national Comparisons Could Drive Quality Improvement.

Presented by Dr. Liam Hannan, Research Fellow, Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health, Melbourne

 

2014-2015 Series

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 11, 2014

What CanCOLD has taught us about COPD.

Presented by Dr. Wan Tan, Clinical Associate Professor, Division Respiratory Medicine, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 18, 2014

HIV and COPD.

Presented by Dr. Kristina Crothers, Associate Professor, Division Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 25, 2014

Peter Paré Lecture

Presented by Dr. James Martin, Chair, Department of Medicine, McGill University

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 2, 2014

Pollution and CVD: the role of statins.

Presented by Dr. Stephan vanEeden, Professor, Division Respiratory Medicine, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 9, 2014

Presented by Dr. Alim Hirji, Clinical Fellow, The University Health Network Multi-Organ Transplant Program, U of T

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 16, 2014

What mice are telling us about chronic lung disease

Presented by Dr. Kelly McNagny, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 23, 2014

A new era of CF Therapeutics.

Presented by Dr. Steven Rowe, Associate Professor, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, and Physiology & Biophysics, University of Alabama

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 30, 2014

Translating Basic Research to Clinics.

Presented by Dr. Don Sin, Professor, Division Respiratory Medicine, UBC

and David Jaw, PhD Student, Experimental Medicine Program, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 6, 2014

Physiological and clinical effects of hyperoxia in fiberotic interstitial lung disease.

Presented by Dr. Jordan Guenette, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 13, 2014

Studies that matter in Respiratory Infections and Interstitial Lung Disease

Presented by Dr. Chris Ryerson, Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, UBC

and Dr. Janice Leung, Post-Doc, Centre of Heart and Lung Innovation, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 20, 2014

Biomarker discovery in asthma.

Presented by Dr. Scott Weiss, Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 27, 2014

Examining skeletal muscle deficits and recovery in critically ill patients.

Presented by Dr. Sunita Mathur, PT, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Dec 4, 2014

Moving beyond FEV1 with Imagine in COPD

Presented by Dr. Meilan Han, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Dec 11, 2014

Journal Club

Drs. Del Dorscheid, Stefanie Leung and Manal AlHazza, Fellows and Staff – Division of Respiratory Medicine, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 15, 2015

Radon Risk and Lung Cancer Mortality in British Columbia.

Presented by Dr. Sarah B Henderson, Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Senior Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 22, 2015

GASP – The Guyana Asthma Education & Spirometry Program.

Presented by Carmen Rempel, Catherine Sanders, Dr. James Johnston, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, and Dr. Robert Levy, Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 29, 2015

Air Pollution and Global Health.

Presented by Dr. Michael Brauer, Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 5, 2015

New, emerging and future treatments for severe asthma.

Presented by Dr. Mark FitzGerald, Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 12, 2015

Airway Response to Inhaled Diesel Exhaust and Allergen in Humans: Going Deeper.

Presented by Dr. Chris Carlsten, Associate Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 18, 2015

e-cigarette toxicity. (viewing per request only)

Presented by Dr. Neil Alexis, Professor, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, University of Northern Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 19, 2015

Molecular and Genomic Epidemiology for Lung Cancer. (Video not available as per speaker’s request).

Presented by Dr. Rayjean J Hung, Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology, University of Toronto

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 26, 2015

The oxygen cost of exercise hyperpnea; there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.

Presented by Dr. Bill Sheel, Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 5, 2015

Risk of COPD in SLE and related diseases.

Presented by Dr. Antonio Avina, Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 12, 2015

Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease.

Presented by Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 19, 2015

The Evolving Role of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Management of Pulmonary Hypertension.

Presented by Dr. Jose Alberto Neder Serafini, Professor, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Queens University

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Apr 2, 2015

Nuclear Factor I/B – a master regulator of lung development has significant clinical implications to lung adenocarcinoma.

Presented by Daiana Becker and Dr. Wan Lam, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Apr 9, 2015

Novel mechanisms of bronchitis in severe asthma.

Presented by  Dr. Parameswaran Nair, Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, McMaster University

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Apr 16, 2015

Small babies, big problems: cardiopulmonary sequelae in adults with a history of very preterm birth and very low birth weight.

Presented by Dr. Andrew Lovering, Associate Professor, Department of Human Physiology, University of Oregon

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Apr 30, 2015

Early predictors of long-term outcomes in asthma: insights from BC’s population-based administrative health data.

Presented by Wenjia Chen and Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 7, 2015

Interferon Gamma Relesease Assays in BC.

Presented by Dr. James Johnston, Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 21, 2015

Nitric Oxide Research Update.

Presented by Dr. Chris Miller, Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 28, 2015

Deregulation of non-coding RNAs in NSCLC.

Presented by Greg Stewart and Dr. Wan Lam, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series June 11, 2015

1. Respiratory Syncutial Virus in Lung Transplant

2. Outcomes of Telehealth Care for Lung Transplant

Presented by Dr. Aman Sidhu, Clinical Associate, Toronto Lung Transplant Program